May. 4th, 1959
Marshville, North Carolina, USA
Randy Travis' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - National Treasure: Book of Secrets
2006 - The Visitation
2001 - Texas Rangers
1999 - The White River Kid
1999 - Baby Geniuses
1998 - Black Dog
1997 - Fire Down Below
1997 - The Rainmaker
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Musical Guest
- When he first started his music career, he used his birth name Randy Traywick before changing his stage name to Randy Ray and then later became Randy Travis.
- Began playing the guitar at 8 years old.
- His father Harold Traywick was banned from the Country City USA nightclub due to his objections to Randy's relationship with Elizabeth Hatcher who later became Randy's wife
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
- He dropped out of school in the ninth grade, and after that fast cars, drinking and drugs led to a series of scrapes with the law.
- He was turned down by nearly every record label in Nashville, often more than once, but was finally signed to Warner Brothers Records in 1985 at the encouragement of Elizabeth Hatcher, his manager.
- From 1986 to 1994 he racked up 15 #1 singles.
- Changed last name from Traywick to Travis in honor of his musical idol, Merle Travis.